Gastroesophageal reflux disorder—or GERD—can be frustrating to live with every day, but it can be even more difficult to deal with GERD while traveling. Symptoms of GERD such as heartburn or acid reflux can put a damper on your travels, especially if you’re trying to relax during your precious time off. Below, we will share some great trips for traveling with GERD that will help keep your symptoms at bay.
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The issue with many GERD treatments is that they aim to control the symptoms of GERD including heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, or difficulty swallowing, rather than addressing the root cause of GERD. When your GERD treatments fail to relieve the symptoms of your GERD, you may need anti-reflux surgery to reverse the issue that is causing your GERD. Below are four signs it might be time for reflux surgery.
Treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)—a condition in which stomach acid rises back up into the esophagus—is often a case-by-case process in which your doctor prescribes different types of treatments depending on the severity of your case. Your doctor may start with suggestions for lifestyle changes or over-the-counter medications, and if those don’t alleviate the symptoms of your GERD, your doctor may then suggest a medication called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Below we’ll go over the relation of PPIs and GERD, and what you need to know when it comes to your GERD treatment.